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To EuroBike and Back: a continental journey (part 1) Ijmuiden – Amsterdam – Utrecht

The plan was simple, get on a bike, ride to EuroBike see the show, and then ride back. That was my plan. When I told Ulli, her initial reaction was “it’s too far, it would take too long.” Well, the… Continue Reading →

Night Ride along Hadrian’s Wall

A guest post by Ulli. This was my first proper night ride, and I was very curious what it would be like staying awake and keeping cycling the whole night – not anxious-like, but I was wondering about staying alert… Continue Reading →

Gifford for lunch?

The plan was simple, ride out to Gifford, have lunch, pootle around East Lothian for a bit and take some photos before going home again. Well, that was the plan. It was one of those autumnal days when the air… Continue Reading →

Blasted back from Duns

Having struggled against a head wind all the way down the day before, we were sort of looking forward to having a tail wind helping us all the way home from Ravelaw (near Duns). Coming out of the B&B after… Continue Reading →

Spinning down to Duns

The three of us, Ulli, her cousin Bernhard (visiting on holiday) and myself, were looking for a cycle tour. I had originally intended to use my new bike but we haven’t gotten around to building it yet, something for a… Continue Reading →

Coasts and Castles, a ride along the NCN1/76 (Part 3): Dunbar to Edinburgh

As a Scot, the concept of a healthy cooked breakfast is a novel concept, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed at the B&B in Dunbar. We had arrived in Dunbar the evening before after two days of riding along the… Continue Reading →

Bimbling through the Borders (Pt 2) – Galashiels to Edinburgh

Saturday morning: Galashiels. We had arrived by bicycle the evening before, having ridden along the NCN 1 from Berwick upon Tweed. The route had been well signed posted until we entered Galashiels along the old Tweedbank railway line and had… Continue Reading →

Bimbling through the Borders (Pt 1) – Berwick to Galashiels

After some effort, we managed to secure reservations for two bicycles on the train from Edinburgh Waverley to Berwick-upon-Tweed, that was the good news. The bad news was that it was on the 08:11 departure, and this was a Friday…. Continue Reading →

Gadding down to Gladhouse

As I said in a recent post, we have been looking for new routes to the south, to try and find quick and easy routes into the Borders. Mapping the route after returning from a previous ride, I had noticed… Continue Reading →

Biking about Bute – Day 1

For a long time Ulli has talked about visiting Bute, “the Jewel of the Clyde”. Also, there have been a number of searches which have visited this blog looking for information about cycling on Bute (visiting posts where I have… Continue Reading →

Biking about Bute – Day 2

Continued from Biking about Bute – Day 1 After a hearty breakfast we set out once again, it had been recommended that we visit Mount Stuart House. Now, country houses are not usually my sort of thing, but on this… Continue Reading →

Biking about Bute – Day 3

Continued from Biking about Bute – day 2 For our final day, we wanted to see a few of the things we had missed on the previous days. First on the list was the Ascog Fernery, which is an extraordinary… Continue Reading →

Crisscrossing in the Lothians

Spring is definitely here, the spring cleaning has been done, the allotment tidied up, time to get some cycling in. We have been out a few times this year, there was the ride out to Linlithgow Park Bistro Bistro for… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh – St Andrews Bike Ride 2009

08:00 – Saturday morning, Inverleith Park, West Gate: our mission, cycle to St Andrews. This was the 29th Annual LEPRA Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride and my first, Ulli had done it once before in 1994. We arrived early… Continue Reading →

Over the hills from Bathgate

The wind was in the west and gusting. We wanted to do out for a ride, but didn’t fancy cycling into the wind and fighting against it for half the ride, so we took a train to Bathgate. Now before… Continue Reading →

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